Comparisons on health care professionals perceptions of perinatal loss after exposure to bereavement education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161521
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparisons on health care professionals perceptions of perinatal loss after exposure to bereavement education
Abstract:
Comparisons on health care professionals perceptions of perinatal loss after exposure to bereavement education
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Renker, Paula, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Akron
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 201-X Mary Gladwin Hall, Akron, OH, 44325-3703, USA
Contact Telephone:330.972.5547
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in health care professionals' perceptions of perinatal loss situations before and after an educational program on perinatal bereavement. The sample consisted of 128 health care professionals who attended a 1 or 3-day perinatal bereavement program conducted by two clinical nurse specialists. Using a pre and posttest format, Reed's (1992) Emotional Care Instrument was modified to assess perceptions of emotional care needs required by families experiencing a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or a neonatal loss. There were significantly higher scores (p=. 000) on each of the posttest vignettes. Overall scores were lowest for the miscarriage pretest, while the pretest vignettes for the stillbirth and neonatal loss scores were remarkably similar. A similar pattern occurred in the posttest vignette scores. Health Care Professionals' perceptions of the emotional care needs of families experiencing perinatal loss were significantly increased after an educational program. The miscarriage vignette had the largest change score and the lowest mean scores on the pre and posttest, which indicates that professionals view miscarriage as not as significant of a loss as stillbirth and neonatal loss. Educational programs are needed with staff caring for families experiencing miscarriage.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparisons on health care professionals perceptions of perinatal loss after exposure to bereavement educationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161521-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparisons on health care professionals perceptions of perinatal loss after exposure to bereavement education</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Renker, Paula, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 201-X Mary Gladwin Hall, Akron, OH, 44325-3703, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.972.5547</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">prenker@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in health care professionals' perceptions of perinatal loss situations before and after an educational program on perinatal bereavement. The sample consisted of 128 health care professionals who attended a 1 or 3-day perinatal bereavement program conducted by two clinical nurse specialists. Using a pre and posttest format, Reed's (1992) Emotional Care Instrument was modified to assess perceptions of emotional care needs required by families experiencing a miscarriage, a stillbirth, or a neonatal loss. There were significantly higher scores (p=. 000) on each of the posttest vignettes. Overall scores were lowest for the miscarriage pretest, while the pretest vignettes for the stillbirth and neonatal loss scores were remarkably similar. A similar pattern occurred in the posttest vignette scores. Health Care Professionals' perceptions of the emotional care needs of families experiencing perinatal loss were significantly increased after an educational program. The miscarriage vignette had the largest change score and the lowest mean scores on the pre and posttest, which indicates that professionals view miscarriage as not as significant of a loss as stillbirth and neonatal loss. Educational programs are needed with staff caring for families experiencing miscarriage.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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